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  • posted a message on Paranoid about your cards?
    I carry a briefcase handcuffed to my wrist whenever I play Vintage. Inside that briefcase is a GPS and launch codes for a nuclear missile that is set to home in on that particular GPS. If someone steals my ****, everyone dies.

    Infraction for spamming the forum - BlackVise
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  • posted a message on Election: 2012
    Quote from Coffee
    What Romney says, does not match up with his voting record; I don't trust the guy. And Ryan? Way too far to the right, and strikes me as uncompromising. I'd really like to see our two parties start to compromise and work together: no more "they wouldn't work with us at this point" followed by counter-criticisms of "oh yeah? You didn't work with us on this!". Leave the past in the past, and move forward.

    So, like me, you would want a return to the post-Republican Revolution of 1994 era of Clinton's two terms? When Clinton and Republicans met in the center to actually do good stuff for the country?

    Obama does make me sincerely miss the days of Clinton. Although I have to question how well Clinton and the Republicans would have done in the 90s if this nation hadn't be riding the dot com bubble.
    Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
  • posted a message on Most expensive thing ever copied by the Chinese?
    Wow...maybe I should have posted this later at night when all the thin skinned people who can't take jokes or read the intent of a message (I thought the intent was rather clear) wouldn't be around.

    The purpose of the thread was to try and make light of the "industry" in China that often makes copies, at a much lower price point, of high ticket luxury items while combining it with a roundabout compliment of the resourcefulness of the Chinese to make a copy of a Lamborghini out of scrap metal.

    But apparently, that obvious intent of my message was lost on at least two people who just immediately claim I'm a racist.
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  • posted a message on Most expensive thing ever copied by the Chinese?
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    It looks nothing like a Lamborghini. Or at least the resemblance isn't enough to con someone into thinking it was an actual Lamborghini. Since this isn't a "knock off" in the sense that it isn't intended to be mistaken for and sold as the actual product, I find the entire premise of this thread rather racist.

    Particularly, the assertion that the Chinese are incessantly 'copying' and "knocking off" things even as hobbies offends me. Americans frequently make model whatevers themselves as a hobby and it is rarely, if ever, associated with these negative connotations.

    Wow...first response, immediately throws up the "you're a racist!" placard. Well played. This thread is clearly intended to be in jest at the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Chinese, and you immediately try to derail it into claims that I am racist. This is, in a roundabout fashion, a compliment to the Chinese as a whole, and you (intentionally?) are misconstruing it in an effort to attack me.

    And I consider American-made "knock offs" to be knock offs as well, even when done as a hobby. Just like the Bugatti Veyron nee Mercury Cougar the guy actually sold for $90,000.
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  • posted a message on Most expensive thing ever copied by the Chinese?
    We all know about "cheap Chinese knock offs" of popular items - phones, tablets, bags, perfume, software, movies, etc., etc.

    How about a Chinese knock off Lamborghini?

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/chinese-farmer-builds-lamborghini-from-scrap-metal-slideshow/

    Infraction for trolling --Senori
    Infraction reversed at Sen's request —Rax
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